Galle and Daum Nancy "bat" vases, brides baskets, Weller, Roseville, more at Woody Auction, March 18 Woody Auction is offering a surefire cure for cabin fever with what it’s calling the finest art glass auction ever held at its Douglass, Kansas gallery, opened in 2015. Over 350 lots will be sold.
These will include a marked reverse painted lamp having a chipped ice shade with exotic birds of paradise in flight against an orange and black mottled background, artist signed “HB”; and a marked reverse painted lamp, also with a chipped ice shade, with colorful parrots and butterfly among blossoming peonies, against a charcoal gray matte ground.
Brides baskets will feature a cream satin art glass ruffled bowl with coralene floral décor, set on a Monarch #556 silverplate frame; a pair of pink satin diamond quilted mother of pearl square bowls set on a Reed & Barton #1105 silverplate stand; and a Mt. Washington unmarked Crown Milano tri-color bowl with lovely pansy and geometric blossom décor, set nicely on a Pairpoint #2261 silverplate stand.
Vases by the French maker Le Verre Francais will cross the auction block. Lots will feature a signed French cameo art glass pedestal vase having a mottled orange background with dark amethyst cameo carved overlay featuring a scarab design; and a signed French cameo art glass vase having a pink and white mottled background with blue and green mottled Cypress pattern. Both are marked “Charder.”
Returning to Galle, other featured lots will include a rare signed ‘Emile Galle Nancy’ French art pottery wall pocket with a maroon background and embossed grasshoppers and blossom décor, 9 inches by 6 inches; and a marked “Emile Galle” French art pottery vase with four dimpled sides, two handles, and embossed floral and butterfly design. The vase, in brown, green and tan tones, is 7 ½ inches in height.
Back to Daum Nancy, and more spectacular offerings, to include a signed French cameo art glass vase boasting possibly the finest winter scene item Woody Auction has ever sold, 14 ¾ inches tall; a signed French cameo art glass covered jar in a rare shape and with a rare winter scene décor with pattern cut and enameled lid; and a signed French cameo art glass creamer with an ice blue background and springtime scenic décor.
Stunning vases by other makers will include a signed Thomas Webb & Sons English art glass vase with crystal clear blank, made for the 1889 Paris Exposition and marked “Tiffany & Company”; a French art glass vase made circa the 1920s by Maurice Marinot, signed, with green controlled bubble design; and a signed Muller Freres Luneville French cameo art glass vase featuring a scene of two birds near a lake.
Additional noteworthy lots include an unmarked Roseville Carnilian II pattern palace vase in mauve mottled tones, at 29 ½ inches tall the largest piece of Roseville Woody Auction has sold; an Austrian bronze mechanical statue of an Art Nouveau woman wrapped in a fur coat (which opens to reveal her as nude when the mechanism is triggered), 9 ¼ inches tall and mounted on a marble base; and a signed “G. Argy-Rousseau” pate de verre French art glass figural floral blossom with pink and lavender petals.
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